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Thursday 4 April 2013


Civic Education center buiding,Second floor, Borg El-Qahirah St. in front of Egyptian Football fediration El-Gezira Zamalek Cairo, Egypt


Conventional name: Arab Republic of Egypt (Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah).

Surface area: 1.001.449 km².

Comparison with a European country : About twice the size of Spain.

Capital: Cairo.

Population: 80 milions of inhabitants.

Young People under 25 years old: 54%.

GDP/ inhab: 5 900 dollars

Ethnic Background : Eastern Hamitic (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%, Greeks, Nubians (approx.160.000), Armenians, other Europeans (primarily Italians and Frenchs) 1%.

Religions : Muslims Sunni 94%, Christians (Orthodox Copts, Catholics and Armenians) and other 6%.

Language: Arabic.

Currency : 1 Egyptian pound (EGP) = 100 piasters (1 Egyptian £= 0,24 €uros, 31.05.02)

Unemployment Rate (2001): 12%

Year of Independence : 1936 (from the United Kingdom)

Admitted in the United Nations in: 1945.

Member of : League of Arab States, OIC, COMESA, W.T.O.

State nature: Unitary Republic

Regime nature: Presidential

Formalities: Passport valid for 6 months after the date of entry and visa issued at the airport.

Sources (figures) : Economist Intelligence Unit, UN Population Database, CIA.

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